Just Play 5k 2013

Good afternoon!

This morning, Danny and I ran the JustPlay 5k.


It’s a smaller race and really close to our house. My dad and stepmom came to watch the kids for us. We got there about 7:30 am, and the race started at 8 am.

It was warm out, and I definitely really started to heat up while running. The whole time I kept thinking, how am I going to run a 15k in the middle of June in the heat?!

I started off really good – too good. My first mile was 8:40, which is way to fast for me. By the second half of the race, I was losing energy, and the third mile my right quad was killing me. I seem to be having more quad problems than calf problems lately. I have been foam rolling my hips and quads lately, so hopefully that will help, and I have to start wearing my compression shorts.

I finished in 31:11, which is my second best time. I’m happy with it, but I couldn’t help feeling slightly disappointed after last week’s 29:22 5k. I think it helped that the temperature was a lot cooler last week.


Danny did awesome and PR’d this race! He finished in 23:17! He is super speedy. Good job, Danny. I’m proud of you!


After the race, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts for some iced coffee and donuts.


Then, we headed straight to Jaden’s t-ball game.


The t-ball game lasted about an hour and a half, then we went back to where the race was held because they were having a Just Play festival for the kids. Unfortunately, the lines for paddleboarding and the zip line were too long, but the kids had fun doing other stuff.


They did a fitness obstacle course which was funny to watch.



There was also some reptiles for the kids to touch. And one of the guys put a roach on Jaden’s head.


I tried to stay as far away as possible. I am actually really surprised that Jaden didn’t freak out. He’s not really a bug kind of kid.

The kids got ice cream, and I was excited to see screwballs. That was my favorite treat from the ice cream truck when I was younger.


After checking out some of the booths and letting the kids play, we went to a nearby bakery to pick up my birthday cake! My wonderful husband ordered the chocolate/strawberry/whipped cream cake that I wanted.


He even made sure that they put my age on the cake. Thanks dear.

Tonight, we’re meeting my family at a local Mexican restaurant for my birthday dinner. Can’t wait!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

  • What’s your fastest mile?
  • Where would you have your birthday dinner?
  • Favorite ice cream truck treat?
  • Hot coffee or iced coffee or no coffee?



Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Fun, Race, Running, Working Out

8 Responses to Just Play 5k 2013

  1. Morgan

    haha aren’t those tball games the cutest? I crack up at the circus that goes on out there!

    my fastest mile was 5:01.. back in high school (10 years ago)

    I’ve actually never heard of a screwball.. I googled it! I used to like the tweety bird ones with the gumball eyes.

    hot coffee in winter.. iced in summer!

    happy bday!

  2. Losing Lindy

    wow what a great weekend so far!

    I am so happy you got a cake. I haven’t had a cake for my birthday in years. This year I might have to buy one for myself. It will prob be a DQ cake, I love their cakes.

  3. Summer

    what a fun day! Great job on your run. It was so hot and muggy here in Brownsburg this morning, first two miles I was dying and wanted to walk, but my girls kept me going and we finished strong :) We had big ol iced coffees and shared some donuts, oh my word the brownie batter one is ridiculous!!! Have a great bday weekend! Oh and Im much better in cooler weather, really need to research how to handle heat!

  4. I hear ya on the heat! I usually don’t run much outside when it’s hot but will be training this summer, hopefully I learn to deal with it.

    Choco tacos are my favorite ice cream treat! They are a must when I go to the beach.

  5. Liz

    - 7:29
    - Saladworks and then Sweet Frog
    - Spongebob or a Rocket Pop
    - Any coffee, but Iced right now

  6. Your Birthday cake? Did I miss your birthday??!! Geesh, I’m so sorry. Happy Birthday, Heather!!! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your already fabulous weekend <3

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